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Wish Kid, Mackenzie, Finds Relief in Soothing Water of Marquis Hot Tub

The warming, therapeutic water of a hot tub is irresistible to 5-year old Mackenzie and more than anything in the world, she wanted her very own place to relax. Courtesy of Make-A-Wish and with the help of Marquis and many community partners including Ridgeland High School and its Kids For Wish Kids program, CPS Pools and Spas, Aqua Creek, Yates Construction, Edwards Electrical, Jackson Ready Mix, Puckett Rental and the City of Madison, her spa was revealed on September 24, 2016.

This spa contribution is part of the national sponsorship, created by Marquis to benefit Make-A-Wish chapters across the country. As the preferred provider for Make-A-Wish hot tub wishes, Marquis has helped grant more than 500 life-changing wishes since 2000. 

“Marquis, CPS Pools and Spas and so many other local partners are making a difference in Mackenzie’s life by helping to grant her hot tub wish,” said Brent Wilson, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Mississippi. “This will help Mackenzie and her family enjoy hours and hours of quality time together at home and give Mackenzie moments to be a carefree kid, without the worries of her illness.” 

The sponsorship was inspired by 17-year-old Andrea’s wish in 2000 to have a hot tub in her backyard. The hot tub eased the physical distress from her chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Now, 13 years later and cancer-free, Andrea continues to enjoy her Marquis hot tub. Her wish inspired Marquis to help with similar wishes; so far the sponsorship has generated more than $3 million in spa donations and discounts for Make-A-Wish. Marquis dealers nationwide are involved in granting wishes.

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